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Old 06-29-2014, 04:32 PM   #1
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TV in enclosure without studs

Hey all, first time poster. I need to mount a TV above a fireplace in an enclosure, measures are as follow: ( pic of enclosure )

48 " (l) x 34 " (h) x 24 " (w) (24 inches deep from wall to back wall).

TV mount is swivel/ext arm with a 18" x 11" x 22"(extendable arm), and the arm extends from the left side of the bracket and not the middle.
(132 max weight)

46" inch tv (Specs - LED TV UN46B6000VF | Samsung TVs) with a weight of 38.8 lbs.

Being the enclosure is so deep, I'd like to almost fully extend the arm to have the tv sit on the edge of the enclosure and also the best gap possible between bottom of tv and bottom of enclosure to fit some dvd/cable box stuff.

The kicker is I can't find a stud anywhere in there. Can it be done safely ? All ideas welcome.


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Old 06-29-2014, 09:03 PM   #2
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None of your pictures came up because you need 5 post to post a picture.
Why not just mount a flush mount bracket to the wall?
Unless your in a block or solid brick house there's studs in the wall.


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Old 06-30-2014, 07:22 AM   #3
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there should be studs at the opening. how much space is there from the inside edge of opening to the walls in the enclosure? if it is three inches it is probably a king and jack and they would be solid for mounting a 2x to them from inside the closure and just hang the tv mount from the 2x.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:41 AM   #5
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How did you try to locate the studs?Try a hammer and nail if all else fails.I would imagine there is a stud to the left of one of those boxes.Most sparies are right handed and nail the boxes on the right side of the stud.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:01 PM   #6
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I would make sure you have it into a stud. Putting it on the swivel arm you have a lot of pressure on the arm. you don't want to take a chance of falling on a kid. you might have to move it or open up the wall and put some backing in


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